Congratulations to our popular colleague Steve James, who’s been declared top on-air personality in the main Asia-wide broadcasting awards, the ABU Prizes. Steve has been hailed as number one for his weekday afternoon show by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – which has a network of members that can reach 3 billion people across the region! It’s great recognition for Steve, who’s been with Radio 3 for the past 17 years. As well as hosting his show, The Steve James Afternoon Drive – to give it its full title – with its comic social observations, parody songs and social media engagement, he’s also the producer of Vintage Chart Toppers, and works his magic on lots of the Radio 3 trails and theme tunes that you hear every day. In all, RTHK won four top prizes in the seven radio categories – an unprecedented success – the others coming in the documentary, news reporting and community service announcement sections.
On Monday's Money Talk, William Ma, Chief Investment Officer at Noah Holdings, provides his analysis of the 3rd quarter GDP data from China along with reviewing some of the other latest business and finance headlines. Giving us a perspective from the mainland is Ben Cavender, Principal of the China Market Research Group. We’re also joined by Kristo Käärmann, CEO of TransferWise to talk about the growth of fast payment systems in Hong Kong. .(8:00am-8:30am, email to email@example.com, or leave your comments on Facebook or Twitter)
On next Monday's Backchat, are we losing our freedoms in Hong Kong? Some argue that our legislature is being neutralised, with unprecedented party bans and rule changes, lawmakers removed from office and jailed, other facing lifelong bans on standing for election at all, foreign joournalists kicked out and local journalists following Communist Party orders, booksellers snatched off our streets and the Basic Law in tatters. Is Hong Kong is fundamentally changing, and we are losing our liberty bit by bit? Or are we are still a very free society under rule of law and a clean government, welcoming to foreigners and with a boisterous press and civil society?
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Carrie Lam will deliver her annual Policy Address this Wednesday, October 10, with a live broadcast of the speech at 11am and the afternoon news conference at 2.15pm and full news coverage on Radio 3.
On Friday, October 12, from 8-9am, the Chief Executive herself will join us in our studio to answer your questions and listen to your comments on the Policy Address. Hugh Chiverton and Danny Gittings will be the hosts. You can call us on 2338 8266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you make of the policy initiatives? Where were they most effective, and where do you think they fell short? Will the housing plans make a real difference? What about policies on education, innovation, poverty alleviation?
On November 14, the Chief Executive will meet the business sector to discuss her Policy Address further. We'll be broadcasting that luncheon talk also.
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Hong Kong's Top Story is an annual writing competition organised by RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong. This year we are searching for top fiction talents by inviting writers to compose a story inspired by local sounds -- the Sounds of Hong Kong.
What is the most impressive and typical sound of Hong Kong for you? How do you feel about it? Submit a story not more than 2,000 words and send it to email@example.com or submit online.
The winners of each section will receive book prizes from Pan Macmillan, dining vouchers from the Lan Kwai Fong Group and a one-hour consultation session with a Hong Kong-based author.
Put on your creative cap and get writing!
Don’t miss the deadline -- November 2nd 2018.
Starting from now until November, you can have a chance to appreciate the winning pieces of 2017, every Sunday evening from 6.45pm-7pm.
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